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Recommended clay, paint, etc. for sculpting missing pieces?Recommended clay, paint, etc. for sculpting missing pieces?

So, I won ITEM #7432 on Yahoo Auctions a few weeks back, and the one I won is missing her left hand. I will likely be paying to get her sent out to me from my proxy in the next few days. I don't have any prior sculpting experience, but I want to sculpt and paint a new one for her. Since I've never sculpted anything before, I was wondering if any of you guys who do have experience either doing similar restoration work, or have sculpted a figure entirely from scratch, have any recommendations on what kind of materials I should buy for this restoration project. I'd like to get a clay of some sort, some tools to make sculpting easier (as opposed to just using my hands), paint, and sealant. What types/brands of clay, paint, and sealant, and types of tools do you guys recommend? I'd like to be able to buy these materials before I actually have her on me so I can get to restoring her ASAP!
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SweetIvy . . . NANI!?!
For missing parts I like using 2 part apoxie putty such as this. I love it has 0 shrinkage I used it on this GK:
PICTURE #418916

Remember to keep the putty in the fridge for better freshness.

When sculpting I use wax paper and use a tooth dipped in water.

Let it dry for 24hours sand then mask n' primer then paint.
hace 18 días
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You might want to look into paperclay as well, I've heard it's much easier to sand.
hace 27 días
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Auri (hace 28 días) #67201180I have personally used milliput, it's a pain to sand. It takes a really long time. The best thing to do with it is to shape it as much as possible while you still can and sand only a little. Also standard clay for such a small job is fine, Sculpey is used by many people on YouTube with amazing results. :)
Thanks, that's good to know.
hace 28 días
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kyoshinhei (hace 28 días) #67198945...
I have personally used milliput, it's a pain to sand. It takes a really long time. The best thing to do with it is to shape it as much as possible while you still can and sand only a little. Also standard clay for such a small job is fine, Sculpey is used by many people on YouTube with amazing results. :)
hace 28 días
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For a job like this I would probably use epoxy putty like this one. I have some but haven't had a chance to work with it yet so I can't give you any useful tips.
I would try giving it a rough shape by hand and then after hardening I would use some small files for the details (a nail file can be cheap alternative if needed).
Then I would correct the flaws with basic putty and fine grit sandpaper before finally painting.
I'm mainly advertising Tamiya products here because there is a shop selling them near where I live but there are many other great brands that provide similar materials, find the most convenient for you.
For the paint I would use hobby acrylics (Tamiya also has some). You likely won't find the exact color you need right out of the box so you may need to buy a few different tints and mix them until you find the perfect match. Working under a white "daylight" light bulb helps a lot. You can find a bit on the subject in that article.
Finally you'll need to seal the paint with a top coat spray matching the rest of the figure (matte, satin or glossy).

I'm sorry if that seems a lot, it may be quite the investment if you have no use for the stuff afterwards but I hope it won't deter you from fixing your figure.
hace 28 días
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Another amazing artist youtube.com/cha...
Just use them for inspiration though. The clay they use is foam based and when I tried it, after drying it shrunk. For paint, your best bet is good acrylic, you will have to mix your own skin tone though. Use a soft brush, with watered down paint (milky consistency) and be patient. If you want to do shadows/shading, use soft pastels. Mine are these ones www.amazon.com/.... For sculpting tools, crafting shops should have sets already there, I use cheap craft tools used for cake decorating, so the quality doesn't really matter for that imo. In the end, you just need to find the tools and methods that work for you, keep trying until you're satisfied.
hace 28 días
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I recently came across an amazing artist on instagram and was surprised to find she apparently uses Super Sculpey. That ought to be good enough for a figure hand, and it's affordable.

edit: Since you asked about other materials too, I'll just link her whole materials page: www.mpgautheron...
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